5 Things You Should Know Today: April 17

From events to gas prices to the weather, we've got info important to Northville today.

1. Northville weather

It will be a mostly sunny day, according to the National Weather Service. Northville is expected to reach 53 degrees. In the evening, there's a chance of patchy frost and a low around 36.

2. Gas prices

The lowest reported gasoline price in the Northville area – according to DetroitGasPrices.com via GasBuddy.com – is $3.83 per gallon. That price is reported to be available at the Sunoco station at Five Mile and Haggerty roads. Before your commute, be sure to check out our live traffic map.

3. Event

On Thursday, will be hosting "Test Drive for Turf" from 4 p.m to 7:30 p.m. to help raise money for the Northville High School Turf Club. Participants will be able to test drive the new Grand Caravan, Journey, Durango and Charger in the East Parking Lot at . Each drive will provide $20 toward the 8 Mile Stadium renovation project, which includes artificial turf. The goal of the test driving event is to raise $5,000. Participants must be 18 or older, with a valid driver's license.

4. This day in history

On this day in 1970, according to History.com, Apollo 13 returned safely to earth after malfunctions on its way to the moon.

5. Post your events to our site

Is your church organizing a food drive? Having a garage sale? Is your organization putting on an event somewhere in Northville? If it's not on our Patch calendar, it should be. Feel free to add events to our site at northville.patch.com/events/new.


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